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My Story: Archetypal Themes, Plot Twists, and Becoming the Storyteller

Like many stories, my story has archetypal themes and plot twists that led me to my current story. When I was growing up, the steel industry seemed to define my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My father worked in production planning and later, marketing, for U.S. Steel. As a teenager, I followed in his footsteps, taking various summer jobs in the plants. The practical side of me was prepari...

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Time to Write and Bring to Life a New Story

You can have many incentives to change your life: for example, recognizing that you need to change your financial situation, realizing that the person you are is not who you want to be, feeling the need to answer a spiritual call, or accepting that a relationship or situation can’t continue as it has. As a first step to altering the course of your life, you need to examine how things truly are r...

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Seize Your Opportunities for Greater Fulfillment

Often, tragic events remind us of the fragility of life. If you knew for sure when you would die, what would you do differently? For example, what would you do if you were going to die in one day, one week, or one month? How about if you had just three months, six months, one year, etc.? If you have one song to listen to before you leave this earth, what would it be? One movie to see? One book ...

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Archetypal Energies Influence Your Unconscious

Understanding archetypal energies helps us to better understand the momentum of our lives, and to plan for ways to bring in or amplify energies that can help us write and implement new stories for ourselves. Archetypes appear within the collective unconscious we all share and in human cultures around the world and across time. Often, they are personified. The hero, the trickster, and the sage are ...

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